25 March 1817 – continued from 23rd (to Fanny Knight)

Tuesday.  I have had various plans as to this Letter, but at last I have determined that Un:c Henry shall forward it from London.  I want to see how Canterbury looks in the direction.– When once Uncl H. has left us I shall wish him with you.  London is become a hateful place to him, & he is always depressed by the idea of it.– I hope he will be in time for your sick.  I am sure he must do that part of his Duty as excellently as all the rest.  He returned yesterday from Steventon, & was with us by breakfast, bringing Edward with him, only that Edwd staid to breakfast at Wyards.– We had a pleasant family-day, for the Altons dined with us;– the last visit of the kind probably, which she will be able to pay us for many a month;– Very well, to be able to do it so long, for she expects much about this day three weeks, & is generally very exact.–

I hope your own Henry is in France & that you have heard from him.  The Passage once over, he will feel all Happiness.– I took my 1st ride yesterday & liked it very much.  I went up Mounters Lane, & round by where the new Cottages are to be, & found the exercise & everything very pleasant, & I had the advantage of agreable companions, as At Cass: & Edward [continued below address panel] walked by my side.– At Cass: is such an excellent Nurse, so assiduous & unwearied!–But you know all that already.–  Very affecly Yours   J. Austen

Miss Knight
Godmersham Park

1 Response to 25 March 1817 – continued from 23rd (to Fanny Knight)

  1. Pingback: [Aunt Cassandra] is such an excellent Nurse, so assiduous & unwearied! | QuinnTessence

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